Lydia G. Cisneros was born on August 3, 1939 in Kyle,TX, and passed away on March 5, 2023 at the age of 83 years old. Lydia was the daughter of Pabla D. Gonzales and Mauricio Gonzales.
Lydia was a lifelong resident of Kyle. She retired with 30 years of service from the University of Texas at Austin. Once retired she embraced the life of being a grandma. She opened her home to her grandchildren and great grandchildren which we fondly referred to as "Grandma's Daycare".
She enjoyed spending time with family, having numerous celebrations and gatherings at her home with open arms. The family reflects: "It wasn't a Holiday unless we were at Grandma's House". Grandma would say, "Right or wrong, good or bad family is family and I love you all. No matter what I will always love and be there for you". Lydia will be remembered as a strong independent woman, wearing many hats and having a big heart. She was loved by her extended family, being referred to as Tia Lile. One of her favorite past times was playing guitar and singing with her sister Gloria and brother-in-law Juan Mosqueda (deceased) and family.
Her generosity extended outside her family, where she was a dedicated parishioner at St. Anthony Marie de Claret Catholic Church in Kyle. She enjoyed serving alongside her sisters Apostolate of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which supports the mission of the church through fundraising, filling many capacities in the organization. Lydia volunteered in many other organizations such as, providing communion for the Sick and Home Bound Ministry to the local assisted living facilities, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Rosary Making Guild, Funeral Meal Group and Devocion a la Sangre Precioso de Jesus Cristo. In addition, she volunteered with the Kyle Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Lydia was predeceased by her father, Mauricio Gonzales; mother, Pabla D. Gonzales; brothers, Ruben and Cruz Gonzales; sons, Daniel and Dario Cisneros, grandson Daniel Carlos Cisneros. She is survived by daughters Mary Azam-Cisneros, Dolores Cisneros Leal, son David Cisneros (Mary Jane Cisneros), along with daughters-in-law Cheri Cisneros and Lisa T. Cisneros. Lydia is also survived by her sister Gloria Mosqueda, 15 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be conducted from 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Tuesday, March 14, 2023, with Rosary at 7:0 pm at Harrell Funeral Home, 1715 Kirby, Kyle. Funeral Mass will be conducted at 10:00 am, Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at St. Anthony Marie de Claret Catholic Church in Kyle. Burial will follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park 19106 San Marcos Hwy, Martindale, TX 78655. Harrell Funeral Home of Kyle will be handling the funeral arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Daniella Cisneros, Edward Juarez, Adrian Leal, Derek Cisneros, Christopher Cisneros and Oscar Alexander.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony Marie de Claret Catholic Church in Kyle.